Monday, June 25, 2018

Dearborn School of Music *New Business Member*

SODA welcomes our newest business member

Dearborn School of Music
22031 Outer Drive
Dearborn, MI 48124

The Dearborn School of Music was founded in November, 2012 by David Petrie. Petrie, having over 18 years of teaching experience, noticed that many of the music schools around Detroit operate
within a music store. Disliking the commercial atmosphere, Petrie sought to open the Dearborn School of Music. With his highly qualified staff, Petrie hopes to make the Dearborn School of Music a welcoming and family atmosphere where staff and students can share a love for music and creativity.

Find out more about 
Dearborn School of Music at

Friday, June 22, 2018

The Mighty Oak Cafe & Bistro *New Business Member*

SODA would like to welcome our newest business member

The Mighty Oak Cafe & Bistro
20219 Carlylse Street, Suite D
Dearborn, MI
(Former Adray Building)

The Mighty Oak Cafe & Bistro is a locally-owned specialty coffee shop and lunch spot with a vision to serve quality food and drinks to the people of Dearborn. The project started in June 2017 when a young couple decided to take the leap into business ownership. With a vision to revitalize a vacant space in the community, they signed on to begin reinventing the former Adray Appliance/Camera space located on Carlysle Street near Outer Drive. The Mighty Oak opened on June 2nd, 2018 to a gracious and welcoming community. Just like a big tree in the middle of a field on a hot day, the family at The Mighty Oak hopes to provide a place to come hang out, relax, and enjoy life.

Breakfast coming soon.

Mon  6:30am-8pm
Tues  6:30am-8pm
Wed  6:30am-8pm
Thur  6:30am-8pm
Fri  6:30am-8pm
Sat  7am-8pm
Sun  9am-5pm

Find out more about The Mighty Oak Cafe & Bistro at

SAVE THE DATE - Movie Night

SAVE THE DATE: September 22nd
4th Annual SODA Movie Night in The Park
Penn-Vassar Park

Friday, June 15, 2018

Black Box Gallery *New Business Member*

SODA would like to welcome our newest business member

Black Box Gallery

Located at 3700 Monroe St; this minimalist, contemporary gallery is a creative re-purposing of an existing space designed to attract artists and audience. Planned exhibits will feature emerging, established, and mid-career artists creating contemporary works on paper, paintings, fine art photography, sculpture and more.

In addition to the art gallery, they will also feature a carry out coffee counter and walk up window. They plan on partnering with a local coffee company for their product, and will have extended hours for coffee service beyond the art gallery hours of operation.

Black Box Gallery Grand Opening
June 22nd, 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The opening exhibit, Contemporary Portraiture, will highlight the works of more than 25 contemporary Dearborn/Detroit artists including Jon Parlangeli whose bold colored works depict playful images with elements of sculpture; Gil Ashby, College for Creative Studies teacher, artist and former Chair of Illustration; and Paula Zammit, whose figurative paintings produce an aura of mysterious sensual femininity lost in modern media.

Find out more about Black Box Gallery at

Saturday, June 9, 2018

SODA Member Picnic Postponed - July 28th New Date

Due to forecasted weather conditions, today's SODA Member Picnic is being postponed. The reschedule date will be the July SODA Summer Saturday date of July 28th. 1:00 pm at Whitmore-Bolles Park. Sorry for any inconvenience. Please enjoy the rest of your weekend and we'll see you all on July 28th!